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Will Obama’s order lead to surge in gun research?
Nearly as many Americans die from guns as from car crashes each year. We know plenty about the second problem and far less about the first. A scarcity of research on how to prevent gun violence has left policymakers shooting in the dark as they craft gun control measures without much evidence of what works.
VIDEO: Man burglarizes former employer with five gallon bucket on his head
Police in Slidell, La. Released surveillance video they say shows 23-year-old Richard Boudreaux burglarizing his former employer while wearing a five-gallon bucket on his head.
Son admits using police dad's gun in robbery
The son of the No. 2 police official in Lawrence, Mass., changed his mind and pleaded guilty this week to brandishing his father's service revolver in an armed robbery but two co-defendants continued their not guilty stance.
WikiLeaks case could hinge on Pfc. Bradley Manning’s beliefs
The trial of an Army private charged with giving classified information to the WikiLeaks website may hinge on what he knew — or should have known — about the consequences of his alleged actions.
Army's solar array dedicated in New Mexico
The U.S. Army dedicated its largest solar energy-producing system on Wednesday at White Sands Missile Range in southern New Mexico.
State delegates cautious about weapons control plan
President Barack Obama urged Congress on Wednesday to ban assault weapons, limit high-capacity ammunition magazines and require background checks for all gun buyers.
Raw Video: Oscar nominations announced in Calif.
The 85th annual Academy Award nominations for best actor, actress and picture have been announced in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Couple dead in apparent murder-suicide following son's death
Two grieving parents were supposed to lay their son to rest Wednesday, just a few days after he was killed in a car accident.
Oklahoma lawmakers back deal, avoid cliff
Congress’ last-minute deal to avoid a “fiscal cliff” of middle-class tax increases and federal spending cuts isn’t perfect, but it sets the stage for reducing the deficit down the road.
Polar bear trade, hunting spark controversy
The polar bear was a mile away and began running toward the dog sled, quickly closing the distance on the frozen Arctic waters of Canada's Resolute Bay. One of Mark Beeler's Inuit guides released two dogs to distract it while Beeler, a skilled bow hunter, quickly shot three arrows, piercing the animal's heart and lungs.
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